Discussion Archive: June 2006

8 Jun 2006 - 9:50am
Dave Malouf

IxDA Board Request for responses to survey regarding our community

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8 Jun 2006 - 4:08am

Opening: Senior UI Designer, A9.com

Hi all,

A friend of mine is looking for a Sr. UI Designer at A9.com. Please
respond to the indicated email careers at a9.com and not to me.

8 Jun 2006 - 12:16am

Job: Senior UI designer (Hangzhou,China)

Founded in 1989, Trilogy has enjoyed 15 years of profitable success working exclusively with Global 1000 companies. Trilogy provides technology powered business services that result in transformational economic value for its customers.
Unique in the industry, Trilogy ties its own revenue directly to the economic value it delivers.
Trilogy business services are focused on the Automotive, Insurance and Consumer Electronics industries. Trilogy customers include Ford Motor Company, Daimler-Chrysler, Nissan, Goodyear, Prudential, Travelers Insurance, Gateway and IBM.

7 Jun 2006 - 9:01pm
10 years ago
1 reply
Petter Karlsson

Alternatives to CHI

As I practicing designer I've found CHI in the past to be too
academic to justify the time and effort. When I recently challenged
the value of my group sending designers to CHI with the aim to
improve their professional skill set I was quickly tasked with
compiling a list of alternative conferences.

So, do any of you have any recommendations or thoughts on the matter,
what are the best conferences/gatherings for practicing designers?

7 Jun 2006 - 7:35pm

Netflix is looking for a User Interface Engineer (Los Gatos, CA)

Netflix is the world's largest online DVD movie rental service, offering more
than 4.9 million members access to 60,000 titles. Our appeal and success are
built on providing the most expansive selection of DVDs; an easy way to
choose movies; and fast, free delivery. Our superior website is one of the
vital components to our success in creating a consumer friendly experience
and supporting our rapidly growing business.

We are looking for a talented, self-motivated User Interface Engineer for
our UI research efforts.

7 Jun 2006 - 1:13pm
10 years ago
8 replies
Robert Hoekman, Jr.

Cognitive load question

I want to make sure I'm understanding cognitive load correctly, and I'm
hoping someone here can verify whether or not I'm on the right track.

Here's my understanding:

The elements that make up an interface all contribute to the cognitive load
users must wade through when using an application for the first time, and
any time something in the application changes (eg: the addition of a new
feature that takes a prominent position in the interface).

Cognitive load theory says that the learning process is most effective when
the load on short-term memory is reduced to facilitate the transfer of

7 Jun 2006 - 12:09pm
10 years ago
10 replies
damon at vanves...

U-testing paper prototype Forms


I'm going to run some usability tests on HTML forms. I'm considering
using paper prototypes and have people fill in the fields with a pen,
selecting items from dropdown lists laid down by the facilitator, etc.

Does anyone have experience / research findings of how this would
compare to people filling out the same form online (HTML)? Does the
act of writing on paper skew the results?

(I realise there are several aspects that could not be tested, such as
copying contents between fields, browser pre-fills, tab-sequences, etc)


7 Jun 2006 - 11:43am
10 years ago
1 reply
Joy Zigo

NYC-UPA season finale, 6/20, Strategic Design: Interface As a Critical Business

Scroll down for special offer (bring your boss or other management colleague
for free).
NYC Usability Professionals Association presents:

Strategic Design: Interface As a Critical Business Function

David Lipkin, founder and COO, Method, Inc.

Sponsored by: Sachs Insights http://www.sachsinsights.com

Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Registration: 6:00pm (refreshments served)
Presentation: 6:30pm to 8:00pm (includes Q&A)
Networking: 8:00pm to 8:30pm
Dinner at a nearby restaurant: 8:30pm to

7 Jun 2006 - 8:21am
10 years ago
2 replies
Michele Marut

Career paths & organizational structures

After reading this posting a few thoughts came to mind for those positions
below managment level

1) Is the title Human Factors Design Engineer appropriate or should it be
Interaction Designer?

2) At the moment "Each member of our group handles activities ranging from
research, product definition, interaction design, user interface design,
information architecture, ergonomics, and usability testing, through ongoing
usability benchmarking, requirements review and software development
support." - my question is - is everyone doing all these things well?

6 Jun 2006 - 11:28pm
Deb Reiser

[JOB] User Experience Architect, Milwaukee, WHITTMANHART, Full time

I'm currently on the UX team in the Milwaukee office and we are looking to
add staff at our Milwaukee location.